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The Planning Specialist is responsible for researching, reviewing, and evaluating state programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Typical Functions:

Researches and reviews applicable legislation and/or similar programs, analyzes data, and compiles information for use in the development of state plans and programs. Maintains and updates agency program plans, writes newsletters, brochures, and articles for publication, and provides information for news releases. Monitors and evaluates the implementation of plans and programs to ensure compliance with program guidelines. Conducts and/or assists in presentations, at meetings and workshops, dealing with program related issues. May assist program participants in writing grant proposals and monitoring and approving grant activities and expenditures. Serves as liaison to help establish working relationships between local, state, and federal agencies. Prepares and submits various activity and program-related reports. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of grant application procedures. Knowledge of research and analysis techniques and procedures. Knowledge of training methods and presentations. Ability to write narratives and make presentations. Ability to plan, develop, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of programs and services. Ability to research and review legislation, policies, and procedures. Ability to utilize various computer applications.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business management or a related field; plus one year of experience in planning programs, grants processing, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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